SIMON BALYON (The Netherlands)
Simon Balyon was born in 1965 in The Hague, the Netherlands and developed a passion for painting at an early age. He grew up in an artistic environment, and is the youngest of seven children, some of who are highly acclaimed Artists and Graphic Designers as well. Similar to his brothers and mentors, Balyon’s love and devotion for nature is evident in his oil paintings.
Balyon was influenced by the Impressionistic and Romantic schools, which is inspiration for his own art work. Simon Balyon, Contemporary Dutch Master, has long studied the Masters in many European museums and his interest includes the painters from the The Hague School.
Whether painting in his studio, plein-air in the countryside or on the beach, Simon is able to convey the various moods of the different seasons on his canvasses. His compositions often reflect the beauty of the Dutch countryside, through his crisp winter scenes, lushly foliaged summer renditions or his budding spring countrysides. Balyon’s landscapes are immersed in a most tranquil and luminous serenity, and are wonderfully balanced in composition.
While living and working in the Netherlands, Simon’s work is represented in Galleries in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe. Prominent Art connoisseurs and collectors alike collect Simon’s paintings.
Chetkin Gallery was proud to present Simon Balyon’s “Scenes of the Netherlands” in 2009.